Athletics at Taylor

High achievers, on and off the field.

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Taylor student-athletes are among the smartest in the NAIA. All 18 of Taylor’s intercollegiate athletic teams average a 3.0 or higher GPA, placing Taylor first in the nation among NAIA schools.

Taylor University is as dedicated to excellence in athletics as it is to excellence in the classroom. Trojans are routinely recognized collectively and individually for their well-rounded excellence, on the field or court and in the classroom. Taylor’s athletic teams receive numerous scholar-athlete recognitions, ranging from NAIA Players-of-the-Year and Capital One All-American awards, to Crossroads League Players-of-the-Year and CoSIDA Academic All-American awards.

Capital One All-Americans

nationally in Champions of Character program, Highest Gold Five-Star rated school in NAIA

Classrooms and courts. Residence halls and fields.

Our academic and athletic successes can largely be attributed to our unique understanding of and dedication to community. All members of Taylor University profess faith in Jesus Christ. What results is an expectation that each of us desires to know God better and live for Him. We boldly encourage one another in the faith as we share experiences on campus, during mission trips, and while studying abroad.

Taylor students are challenged to think and respond practically to their faith and purpose. Every interaction a student has—with faculty, staff, coaches, students, and teammates—is critical to the discipleship process, which is foundational to Taylor’s mission. This transformative process happens as students share life together in residence halls, in the classroom, in chapel, or on the field or court.

The difference.

Our commitment to Christ affects every aspect of life, including how we play the game, run the race, and finish the match. Taylor’s athletic success is not measured solely by points and times, but by the way we demonstrate respect, sportsmanship, integrity and humility on and off the field. We pray with our competition. We honor officials. We applaud our fans. And we strive to come out on top.

Join the team.

If you are a student-athlete who strives for excellence in all areas of life, our coaches want to meet you. We also invite you to contact your admissions counselor with questions about the admissions process, life at Taylor or the difference of a Taylor education.